Travel Blogs from Sofia, Bulgaria

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28 Days Later, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

28 Days Later

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... The cops come to our compartment, ask the two old dears who had been crossing themselves for the last ten minutes where they're from... "Bulgaria" they say in unison. "OK", the guy says.... Then to me. "British", say I. "WHAT?" "Er, English?" "OK" ...

How We Ended Up In A Sofia Strip Club Is......, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

How We Ended Up In A Sofia Strip Club Is......

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... . We were at this bar called Upstairs which has a balcony looking over the main street - ideal for drinking and people watching. Sofia rightly earns it's Lovely Women Also tag. After a few hours and many drinks, we moved on to find to our horror that ...

Sofia and Rila Monastery, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia and Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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A bus and cab ride later we were in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. The weather had turned horrible and cold again so we had to pull out the gortex. There were no Bulgarian grannies to meet us at the bus station so we had to find a hostel. Our first dorm ...

Into Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Into Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: So after an interesting (and surprisingly relaxing) fourteen hour train ride we arrived today in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. Having a private sleeping car makes riding the rails quite pleasant! It was sort of a strange coincidence that ...

Sites, sun and mojitos, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sites, sun and mojitos

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Took a cushy bus to Sofia today...walked through the construction site in the hotel lobby to our triple room, battling dust and other musty smells, had lunch at Micky d's...saw 3 historical churches including one from Roman times, the ...

Not too much happening in Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Not too much happening in Sofia

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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3 weeks of catching up over coffees and beers. A lot of coffees and a lot of beers. That was ...

afternoon/evening in Hostel Mostel, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

afternoon/evening in Hostel Mostel

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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The Istanbul Islands, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The Istanbul Islands

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... and out of the city. After saying our so longs to Debra and Kim, Phin and I head to the train station and hop on an overnight to Sofia to start a 3-day train adventure through what would turn out to be some very interesting landscapes... ...

Chapter 48: Entering Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Chapter 48: Entering Eastern Europe

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... Let's Go Europe 2003" (not ideal, but useful for places that won't warrant individual guidebook purchases), and bought a bus ticket to Sofia, Bulgaria for the next morning. The bus trip yesterday was long (9 hours) and dull, and it was broken up only ...

Sofia the no-man land, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia the no-man land

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... , alcohol unimaginably cheap.  It is Saturday night and Sofia supposedly has good night life, but we should get some beauty sleep for tomorrow's trip.  We are visiting the best sightseeing place in Bulgaria: Rila ...

Sofia - A Balkan Oasis, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia - A Balkan Oasis

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... , but I did it anyway. Perhaps because I could. Chapter 2 When trains pass through the rugged border crossing between Bulgaria and Serbia and Montenegro, the Bulgarian border guards meet the train, collect everyone's passport and then walk one kilometre ...

Entering Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Entering Europe

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... great English, Tanzanians and Kenyans likewise. Things dropped off as we went up through the Middle East and dropped another level in Bulgaria. And we know that very few people over the age of 25 speak any English at all in Slovakia. Having said that, ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , rila, meeting with nikolay minkov uconomics, abandoned factories and hand labor in fields from train, harvesting hay. Sofia trams. Playing music, walking around the churches and streets, belowground stores, Hostel Mostel to Rila, Divaka restaurant, ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Sofia, Bulgaria ∑ GMT +2:00 hours Entry to ...

The End of Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The End of Eastern Europe

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... were leaving before whenever arrived.  Anyway, Transylvania was awesome, not to be missed in Romania. Our train to Sofia in Bulgaria was physically uncomfortable, but quite fun.  We couldn't get a sleeper cabin, so sat in a compartment with ...

Freezıng, Kostenets, Bulgaria travel blog

Freezıng

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... Mostel from our room, but worth it - loads too eat and coffee. Spotted that the guy sitting next to us had the map of Bulgaria we had spent ages looking for and it turned out he and his girlfriend had also cycled here from England and were on their ...

Borders, At the border, Bulgaria travel blog

Borders

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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It is great being British sometimes. If › was not British, the guards would have been through our bags as if there was no tomorrow, but as we are British, they just smile and tell us to have a nice day ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria.† It has a long history of turmoil as many Central European†countries do.† It was heavily†influenced by centuries of Turkish rule while the last major and lasting†controlling force was the Soviet Union before things ...

Sofia Grows On Us, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia Grows On Us

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... probably from the hundreds of insects that fly into our eyes each day. Found coffee and croissants then continued on our tour of Sofia as recommended by the Hostel. Not really much to see so far, but have found side streets with interesting shops and ...

Sweet Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sweet Sofia

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Sofia, Bulgaria - "There's not much going on here, so I think I'll snort some Ketamin!" said Anthony Johnston, a knob from the UK. He continues his conversation with a girl from Poland who is trying to watch The Inbetweeners on her laptop. "You know, I ...

Terrible journey from Budapest to Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Terrible journey from Budapest to Sofia

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... wait it out, and whatever wrecked and blocked the road eventually got out of the way, and we made it to Bulgaria, and eventually Sofia. I hungrily devoured some 10 am late dinner McDonald's, got directions to my hostel, and have now spent a very tired ...

Hot Chocolate (??)  and Pot Plants, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Hot Chocolate (??) and Pot Plants

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... of our Serbian money on food to fortify us for 5 more hours non-stop cycling. Didn't have any problems getting into Bulgaria, a brief glance at our passport and we sailed through. Over the border and through a deep valley, the scenery immediately changed ...

Dancing Up A Storm In Sofia., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Dancing Up A Storm In Sofia.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... face the more we laughed and the more the other guard frowned at him! It was such a hoot.    Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is lovely! Beautiful old buildings surrounded by green parks, statues and fountains, are at the foot of a large ...

More Monasteries, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

More Monasteries

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... had a day trip to the Rila mountains. We were going there as we wanted to see the Monastery there. It is very famous here in Bulgaria and it has frescoes all over it. We booked a day trip through another hostel as we did not want to stay there and we did ...

Sofia as well as I can remember it..., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia as well as I can remember it...

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... it is the number of days until Bulgaria will (probably) join the European Union. EU dynamics are extremely important and interesting in Bulgaria and Turkey, and the importance to citizens is immeasurable. Day 3 was spent trying to get to the top of a ...

Sofia In A Day, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia In A Day

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... hop scotching around town checking out Orthodox churches, communist sculpture parks and Turkish dungeons.  Many of the Sofia's famous statues have been vandalized by people pulling off the statues arm, leg or entire body as ...

Cafes of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Cafes of Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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I wouldn't have thought to tack Bulgaria onto a trip to Europe, but my friend Alex, who I met in the Peace Corps, provided the perfect excuse. She's been living in Sofia for the past year, teaching English, working for USAID, and getting a basic grasp of ...

Short and sweet., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Short and sweet.

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... see while walking around the city so the next day I went to the bus station with a plan to try a smaller town in Bulgaria called Sandanski. I walked into the bus station and the first ticket booth I saw had Istanbul written all over it and it was calling ...

Kopristasta, Kopristasta, Bulgaria travel blog

Kopristasta

A travel blog entry by jag

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... a taxi, train, bus, train, bus and walk to finally get to our home-stay. Koprivshtitsa felt like the true heart of Bulgaria with the small village nestled in the Sredna Gora Mountains. The town itself was a mix of cobblestone streets, red-tile houses, ...

Cafes of Bulgaria, Part II, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Cafes of Bulgaria, Part II

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... . The path along the river was covered with plastic bottles, trash bags, bits of paper, etc. Like so many other countries, Bulgaria seems to have adopted the consumerist ways of the West before it could develop appropriate ways of dealing with the ...

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